The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) graduate program is designed for students interested in the study of mechanisms controlling the composition, structure, and functional processes of ecological systems and the mechanisms that regulate the pattern and rate of evolutionary change within and among species. Our interdepartmental program provides students with an interdisciplinary education and opportunities to train and conduct research in an area of interest. Our graduates are qualified to pursue basic and applied research careers in academia, government, and industry. We hope you will consider Iowa State University for your graduate studies in ecology and evolutionary biology.

Jeanne Serb, Program Chair


Karin Jokela named Young Alum of the Month
EEB Research Symposium
Alum Lars Brudvig receives NSF Career Development Award

Get Involved


The Graduate Research in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology (GREBE) student organization promotes interaction and sharing of ideas among EEB graduate students and faculty. GREBE takes an active role in planning and implementing EEB student activities, including a welcome picnic for new graduate students, a brown-bag seminar series, and an annual research symposium.